Observations, commentaries, on how the government is doing, absolutely, DIDDILY, SQUAT, to help the people with containment of the outbreaks of MERS-CoV here in this “free” country, squandering away, the taxpayers’ hard-earned dollars, NOT putting the taxes it’d collected to good use, off of the Front Page Sections, translated…
With the outbreaks worsening, the Tsai government set out its, Relief Program 4.0, the legislative department immediately passed the mandates in special budgets of $840 billion N.T.s. The Tsai government started noting how serious the situation is getting, and this time, it’d done away with all the procedures, the paper works, started yesterday, the government voluntarily wired the assortments of assistance funds into the people’s accounts. The heads of the executive and legislative branches both called out, that “the money is used to save lives, and it cannot wait!”, that the money will have to get to the hands of citizens relying on it. The problem being, the over millions of debts that the government is taking out, is it really, put to, good use? As the outbreak hadn’t happened yet last yar, the government gave out $42,000,000,000N.T. in assistance, did the government consider the cost-benefit of this? If looking at it closer, the end results, may be, just as, bad and unsettling as the lacking of, vaccines for us all right now.
Comparing to the two plans to help out with the economy, the structures and the recipients are similar to last year’s, the primary difference is that this year, there’s that added “children family protection against the outbreaks”. This new “incentive”, the results of Taiwan’s entering into level three, the schools stopped sessions; the kids are out of school, the adults still working, causing all the cries from all the parents all across the island. Especially, not all families have enough computers, the adults and the kids are fighting for the usage times, which made the “digital gap” even greater.
On top of that, for those working without an extra set of hands to help take care of the children, they’d had to take the “days off for the outbreaks”. But, the truth behind this “days off” became an excuse of “days off, not getting paid”, forcing the laborers to choose between making the money, or caring for their children. In the criticisms, the government came up with the “children and families incentive program during the outbreaks”, from infants to children in the elementary school years, the high school special needs students, everybody is allotted $10,000N.T.s, the budget of estimated $25 billion N.T.s had been written in, and this money will get sent out in mid-June.
And yet, the logic behind the “children and family prevention extra funding” is, hard to understand. First, the caretakers, who were affected by the outbreaks, other than those raising their young, there may also be the elderly who are at loss, and those with handicapped family members. Take for instance the families with those who’d lost abilities, getting the foreign hired nurses came to a dead halt this year, and, the daycare centers are, closed off, making the burdens of caretaking even heavier for the families. But how come the government only tend to the children, and not the older adults? You take care of your children, you get the monetary assistance, but if you look after your aging parents, you are on your own; this sort of an “abandoning the elderly” policy, truly is, chilling.
Secondly, the “Incentives for Children & Families Outbreaks” it’s a one-time cash giveaway, a lot of parents believed, that “it’s better than none”, and the money is enough to get the parents about “twenty-one packages of diapers, in small sizes”. But, if the outbreaks drag out longer, then the effects of giving off the cash will get, diluted, after the diapers are all used up, the formulas, all drunk up, then the parents still have to file for those, unpaid leaves of absence, to care for their young. And, just like that the $25 billion N.T. sank into the oceans, without any more money, and the issues of caretaking, still not resolved.
Third, the money is given by the number of children in a family, it’d not ruled out those who are better off, nor asked if the parents are off on the leaves from work to take care of their children, every child gets $10,000N.T., it’s only fair in form. Terry Go has three children, he will receive $30,000N.T.s. But he is already, rich as is, donating the vaccines, would he be needing, the $30,000N.T.s? The children incentive, inconsiderate over if there are real needs, the money isn’t spent where it’s best used.
Fourth, there are so many restrictions to the laborers’ receiving the assistance money, for instance, the entrepreneurs need to check the labor insurances they paid in, to get the ratio amount, and, the businesses also are required to provide the proofs of how “their businesses are down by at least fifty-percent”, and other proofs of needs. But, as long as there’s a child at home, no need for any sorts of proofs, you get paid; this discriminatory behavior, makes us wonder: why isn’t everybody equal in getting the assistance money?
Giving a cash voucher one-time for the child care or elderly care burdens, is such a bad idea. For the frontline workers in the hospitals, they’re afraid to return to their own home, fearing the safety of their own loved ones, they are now, discriminated against in the matter of child care programs. And, the tens of thousands of dollars that the government’s handing out, won’t solve any of their, problems. To help them not have any worries, the government needs a plan to set up a childcare program for these individuals and their, families, instead of handing out free cash. And the government also needs to do the same, for those who are working in delivering of goods, whose lives are also, crashing down right now.
The best way to resolve the matter of caretaking during the outbreaks, is to give the paid time off, to make the “caretaking days away from work” live up to its, name. Some scholars advised, giving the average amount of worker’s insurances of $1,138 N.T. per day, disregarding of whether there are elderly or children at home, until the country is, no longer under the strict rules of quarantine. And the rich naturally don’t need this, so there’s not the issues of over-benefitting.
If the assistance of the government can’t fit the needs of the people, and just started, throwing the money away, and not assessed the effectiveness of its plans, why the HELL would we need a government? We just need to, hire ourselves, an accounts payable!
And so, this is how OFF the government is, in assigning the resources, during the outbreaks, because everybody’s staying in, and, work is no longer functioning like it should, and a lot of families are tried because of it, the government only takes care of those families with children, because, our population is, aging fast, and, who CARES, if the elderly population are slowly dying, in need of caretaking, that they’re not receiving? They’re all bound to die soon anyways, so, W-H-O cares!
That, is what this government of Taiwan is, telling ITS people here, that they do NOT care about the elderly, that they don’t necessarily care about the children, they just want to appear “good”, like they’re doing something, for us here, taxpayers!